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Rutland Railroad caboose 36, "Route of the Whippet" at Caboose Corner in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 45 with tender with a boxcar and combination car at the Alburg railroad station. There is a baggage cart on the platform and a Central Vermont car on tracks on the other side of the station. The train is west bound and will soon be on the trestle to Rouses Point, New York.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont Railway caboose 4014
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Cabooses (Railroads)
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked Oct. 3, 1923. Mailed to B. W. Livingston, 212 Charleston Block, Watertown, NY Train wreck on Sept. 23, 1925 with locomotive on its side and several freight cars jackknifed. Postmarked Oct. 3, 1923
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Montpelier and Barre Railroad locomotive 19 at Morrisville, Vermont, shops
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Barre and Montpelier Railroad
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station with rail car "Rutland 252", Bristol, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Bristol, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Piles of marble slabs surround several large buildings of the Vermont Marble Company in West Rutland, Vermont. There are also a steam locomotive and several flatbed railroad cars loaded with blocks of marble. There is a derrick crane and boom at the lower right and on the left side. Mount Hanley is in the distance.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont caboose 4045 at convention of the Central Vermont Railway Historical Society.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Central Vermont Railway Co.
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Two workmen are standing by several steam boilers close to a set of steps leading down to the quarry. A flatbed railroad car is on tracks close to the quarry, and there is a windowless shed to the left.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Train wreck, with "#707" on engine, and "Canadian National; C.N. 403632" on car, Jonesville, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Jonesville, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 45 with coal car and freight cars
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Printed in Frankfort, Germany. Postmarked Nov. 11, 1907. Mailed to Mrs. Libbie D. Farrar in Warrensburgh, NY by Mrs. G. J. Hayles of 157 Ivy St. in Rutland. Railroad bridge over the falls in Center Rutland, Vermont, with locomotive and passenger cars on the bridge
Topics: Railroad bridges, Center Rutland, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Montpelier & Barre locomotive at Morrisville, Vermont
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Montpelier and Barre Railroad
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 232 is belching smoke and steam in front of the railroad station at St. Alban's, Vermont, as two men stand on the adjacent sidewalk.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad combo car 260 in Ludlow
Topics: Railroads, Cars, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 65 at roundhouse.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Montreal & Boston Express train crossing the bridge over the Connecticut River between Woodsville, New Hampshire and Wells River, Vermont
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Northern Vermont Railroad locomotive 50 pulling two Bangor & Arostook Railroad passenger cars and additional passenger cars during a 470 trip in Newport, Vermont in September 1997.
Topics: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company, Locomotives, Vermont
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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The park in Orleans, Vermont, with bandstand on the left and railroad tracks leading from left foreground to the center background and commercial buildings to the right of the tracks.
Topics: Orleans (Vt.), Locomotives, Vermont
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Buildings and facilities of the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor, Vermont, with many slabs of marble on the grounds and several railroad tracks, with box cars on the tracks. Sign "Vermont Marble Co." is on top of a building on the left.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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String of railroad cars and a coal tower in the flooded railroad yards in Brattleboro, Vermont, during the flood of November 4-5, 1927
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont, Brattleboro, Brattleboro (Vt.), Flood, 1927
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 43
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Printed by Byron Y. Miller, Bethel, VT Railroad station in White River Junction, Vermont, with tracks in foreground and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center.
Topics: Railroad stations, White River Junction, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Montpelier, Vermont, with collapsed railroad bridge and locomotive partly in the river
Topics: Railroad accidents, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Hardwick, Vermont, with several people on the platform and freight cars on the tracks.
Topics: Railroad stations, Hardwick (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Vermont Railway locomotive 301 on turntable at Burlington yard with onlookers.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Burlington, Turntables (Railroads)
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Proctor, Vermont, with large American flag flying outside and railroad cars on the tracks in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Proctor, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. Several people are standing on a handcar on the tracks.
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Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Train wreckage on hill in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Bellows Falls, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Printed in Germany, newvochrome Railroad station in Bellows Falls, Vermont, with a horse and buggy and automobile in the street and several people standing on the sidewalk
Topics: Railroad stations, Bellows Falls, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Central Vermont Railroad
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129 pages, with illustrations and two folded maps. Promotional book for excursions of the Central Vermont Railroad.
Topics: Vermont, Railroads, Tourism, Central Vermont Railroad
Source: RBMS
Washed out railroad bridge along the Wells River near South Ryegate, Vermont, after the Flood of 1927, with tracks and ties still hanging in place
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, South ryegate, Railroads, Natural disaster effects
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Burlington, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Burlington (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
View of tilted railroad cars and other damage from the flood of November 5, 1927 in Montpelier, Vermont
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mrs. Alma Notemyer in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Postmarked Oct. 4, 1908. Railroad station in St. Albans, Vermont, with two steam locomotives and a passenger car in front
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Washed out railroad tracks along the Winooski River near Middlesex, Vermont
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Spectators are standing around the scene of a train wreck in Hardwick, Vermont, on April 10, 1907, with a locomotive and passenger car on their sides and another passenger car derailed but still upright.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Hardwick (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Railroad station in Williamsville, Vermont, with bridge in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Williamsville, Railroad bridges
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Canadian National Railway Station in Island Pond, Vermont, with commercial buildings in background
Topics: Railroad stations, Island Pond, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Railroad station in Putney, Vermont, with locomotive #1425 at the station and two cars parked next to it. A workman is rolling a barrel in the background. A man is standing on a caboose in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Putney, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Some spectators are looking at a derailed locomotive and passenger car from a train wreck in Hardwick, Vermont, on April 10, 1907. There is snow on the ground and the river can be seen on the left.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Hardwick (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Howard Towsley
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Rutland Railroad locomotive 106 in the Rutland yard with attached coal tender and coal cars under the large coal tipple.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland, Railroads, Yards
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Railroad station in Chester, Vermont, with train arriving and horse-drawn carriages in foreground.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Chester
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the background is the Winooski
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Missisquoi Pulp and Paper Co. mill in Sheldon Springs, Vermont, with railroad tracks in the foreground and a horse drawn wagon on the right. A large smokestack and several buildings are shown, including an inclined and covered ramp of some sort.
Topics: Paper mills, Sheldon Springs, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Bridge over the White River in Gaysville, Vermont, leads to railroad station on the right. Signs on the bridge warn "100 ft to railroad crossing". Several buildings can be seen further down the road.
Topics: Bridges, Gaysville, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad bridge crosses an arm of Lake Memphremagog, with many railroad cars in the yard at the far end. Many commercial structures and homes are visible and a large Coca-Cola sign is painted on the side of a barn.
Topics: Lakes, Newport (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Middlebury Special Collections
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Black and white image of a train passing through downtown Middlebury, Vermont, on the open track near St. Stephen's between Middlebury's two bridges.  This photograph was housed in a folder called "Misc. photos from the office of Hans Raum." The caption on the back reads, "Print donated by Tim Holcomb, of Brandon, who has the original negative. 2-6-08"
Topics: Rutland Railroad, Trains, Railroads, Vermont railroads, Middlebury (Vt.), Photographs
Source: C117
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck on October 8, 1910 near Northfield, Vermont, showing Central Vermont locomotive and a Boston & Maine freight car #772
Topics: Railroad accidents, Northfield, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Bridge over the Connecticut River between Wells River, Vermont and Woodsville, New Hampshire, with railroad tracks in left foreground and homes and automobiles on road on the far side of the bridge.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Bridges, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Railroad station at Bellows Falls, Vermont, with Boston and Maine Freight Office building on right and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Bellows Falls
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Green Mountain Railway snowplow at Walpole, New Hampshire, ex Rutland.
Topics: Green Mountain Railroad, Railroad snowplows
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Railroad station in Grand Isle, Vermont, with locomotive on tracks and automobile next to the station.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Grand Isle
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Railroad station in Lyndonville, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station, with onlookers waiting in horse-drawn carriage, and dirt road insterecting rail lines, Danville, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Danville, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont locomotive 5810 on turntable, with repair shop in the background.
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Railroad repair shops, Vermont
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Steam locomotive with passenger cars on the high bridge in Ludlow, Vermont, with a road in the foreground and a house next to the road, beyond the bridge.
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Ludlow
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Damaged railroad tracks and washed out railroad bridge in Passumpsic, Vermont, in flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Passumpsic (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Made in Germany. No. 32143. Mailed to Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Reed, South Barnstead, NH. Postmarked Sep. 27, 1909. Cut stone railroad tunnel in Newbury, Vermont, with wooden pedestrian stairs up to the road above.
Topics: Railroads, Newbury, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the foreground is the Winooski.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Central Vermont Railroad
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72 pages. Includes maps, advertisements. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Tourism, Gazetteers
Source: RBMS
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Newport, Vermont, with locomotive and cars on left and baggage and freight cars on right and a paddlewheel steamboat in the center background
Topics: Railroad stations, Newport (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Central Vermont Railway station in Sharon, Vermont, with the White River and hills in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Sharon, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad tracks and cut stone tunnel and wooden pedestrian stairs to road in Newbury, Vermont
Topics: Railroads, Newbury, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river is the Winooski.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad bridge over the Otter Creek, with buildings on shore at right, Middlebury, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad bridges, Middlebury (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Railroad station in the village of North Ferrisburgh, in the town of Ferrisburgh, Vermont, with weeds growing up around the building
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, North Ferrisburgh
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
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Rutland Railroad train wreck outside of Bennington, Vermont, on September 7, 1912. Both engines were wrecked and two passenger were killed.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Bennington
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Railroad station in Putney, Vermont, with locomotive #1425 at the station and two cars parked next to it. A workman is rolling a barrel in the background. A man is standing on a caboose in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Putney
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Railroad station in Burlington, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Burlington
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
by The Rutland Corporation
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15 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
Source: RBMS
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Steam locomotive pulling into train station in Bethel, Vermont, with several people on the platform
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Bethel
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Toppled railroad car and flooding at the railroad bridge in Newport, Vermont
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Railroads, Natural disaster effects
Source: Vermont Railroads collection
Title supplied by cataloger Washed out river bank and railroad tracks in Wells River, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Sent by K. Hurley to Mr. C. Paquin, Troy, New York. Birdseye view with various businesses, residences, and railroad station, Barre, Vermont.
Topics: Barre (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection